Jordan M. Symons, MD

Jordan M. Symons, MD

Nephrology, Nephrology Research

On staff since October 1999

Children's Title: Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Jordan Symons, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Director of the Acute Dialysis Program at Seattle Children’s, where he treats general nephrology, kidney transplant and dialysis patients.

He received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Memorial in Chicago and completed his fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA. As a faculty member, Dr. Symons’ area of clinical interest is in renal replacement therapies and acute kidney injury. Next year he will be participating in outreach clinics in Montana. He has served as the center PI for the Prospective Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Registry, a multi-center registry investigating methods to improve the delivery of CRRT to children in the critical care setting. Dr. Symons’ other major area of academic interest is in medical education. He coordinates the didactic educational curriculum for nephrology trainees, residents and medical students. Dr. Symons is a member of the Faculty of the University of Washington School of Medicine College System, an integrated program of clinical and professional training for medical students.


  • Pam Langley, WA 03.18.15

    I am convinced he saved my son's life!

  • Jennifer Olympia, WA 07.09.14

    Dr. Symons has been my son's nephrologist since he was first diagnosed with chronic kidney disease at age 2. That was 10 years ago, and my son is a thriving, healthy, active 12-year-old today who never dreads his twice-yearly visit to Children's. Dr. Symons has a wonderful bedside manner with both kids and parents, and really takes the time to make sure all your questions are answered and that you understand everything. You never feel rushed during appointments and his entire team is just wonderful. We consider them all part of the family!

  • Kim Everett, WA 10.18.12

    Dr. Symons is the most caring, thorough, professional, and supportive physician I have met. He took the time and had the patience to help us understand our son's kidney condition before he was even born. We are grateful for his insight.

  • Amber Bothell, WA 08.25.11

    He has been so patient in going through with us the basics and tune us onto more serious things about Nephrotic Syndrome. He is the guy to go to if it is your first time. He has a the time and patience in the world for you to get through this hard time. The staff is wonderful and very much on quick response. He called me personally to find out how my daughter( who just turned two) is doing. I dont see many doctors do that. It feels human to be connected with such a wonderful caring person.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Nephrology

Medical/Professional School

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgery, New York


Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Medical Center, Chicago


Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Hospital, Boston

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013


  • Hsu CW, Symons JM
    Acute kidney injury: can we improve prognosis?
    Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2010 Apr, 9
  • Sutherland SM, Zappitelli M, Alexander SR, Chua AN, Brophy PD, Bunchman TE, Hackbarth R, Somers MJ, Baum M, Symons JM, Flores FX, Benfield M, Askenazi D, Chand D, Fortenberry JD, Mahan JD, McBryde K, Blowey D, Goldstein SL
    Fluid overload and mortality in children receiving continuous renal replacement therapy: the prospective pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy registry.
    American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation , 2010 Feb. : 316-25
  • Symons JM, Picca S
    Acute kidney injury and dialysis in children: illustrative cases.
    Seminars in nephrology , 2008 Sept. : 431-5
  • Flores FX, Brophy PD, Symons JM, Fortenberry JD, Chua AN, Alexander SR, Mahan JD, Bunchman TE, Blowey D, Somers MJ, Baum M, Hackbarth R, Chand D, McBryde K, Benfield M, Goldstein SL
    Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) after stem cell transplantation. A report from the prospective pediatric CRRT Registry Group.
    Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2008 Apr, : 625-30
  • Symons JM, Chua AN, Somers MJ, Baum MA, Bunchman TE, Benfield MR, Brophy PD, Blowey D, Fortenberry JD, Chand D, Flores FX, Hackbarth R, Alexander SR, Mahan J, McBryde KD, Goldstein SL
    Demographic characteristics of pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy: a report of the prospective pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy registry.
    Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN , 2007 July : 732-8
  • Brophy PD, Somers MJ, Baum MA, Symons JM, McAfee N, Fortenberry JD, Rogers K, Barnett J, Blowey D, Baker C, Bunchman TE, Goldstein SL
    Multi-centre evaluation of anticoagulation in patients receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT).
    Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association , 2005 July : 1416-21
  • Gillespie RS, Symons JM
    Sodium ferric gluconate for post-transplant anemia in pediatric and young adult renal transplant recipients.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2005 Feb. : 43-6
  • Goldstein SL, Somers MJ, Baum MA, Symons JM, Brophy PD, Blowey D, Bunchman TE, Baker C, Mottes T, McAfee N, Barnett J, Morrison G, Rogers K, Fortenberry JD
    Pediatric patients with multi-organ dysfunction syndrome receiving continuous renal replacement therapy.
    Kidney international , 2005 Feb. : 653-8
  • Gillespie RS, Seidel K, Symons JM
    Effect of fluid overload and dose of replacement fluid on survival in hemofiltration.
    Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2004 Dec. : 1394-9
  • Symons JM
    A nurse-led education and direct access service for the management of urinary tract infections in children: prospective controlled trial.
    The Journal of pediatrics , 2004 Mar. : 405
  • Finn LS, Symons JM, Smith JM
    Nephrotic syndrome in the newborn.
    American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation , 2003 Dec. : 1318-23
  • Eddy AA, Symons JM
    Nephrotic syndrome in childhood.
    Lancet , 2003 Aug. 23 : 629-39
  • Symons JM, Brophy PD, Gregory MJ, McAfee N, Somers MJ, Bunchman TE, Goldstein SL
    Continuous renal replacement therapy in children up to 10 kg.
    American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation , 2003 May : 984-9
  • Gillespie RS, Symons JM, McDonald RA
    Peritonitis due to Leuconostoc species in a child receiving peritoneal dialysis.
    Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2002 Nov. : 966-8